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of declining values, the average homeowner will pay about $40 less next year. >>> two setbacks for toyota in one week. toyota suspended sales of the lexus gx 4-60. the magazine reported the seven-seater has a high rollover risk. derrick ward joins us from the news room with the latest details. >> just when we thought things were leveling off for toyota, another recall surfaced. more news for those toyota owners affected. 600,000 mini fans are being recalled. engineers say the road salt could contribute to the problem. the cable that holds the spare tire could come loose and tumble out posing a safety threat. owners have been notified and told where to take their sienna for inspection. another toyota-made vehicle got a thumbs down for consumer reports because of roleover concerns. >> we are telling people not to buy it until that is fixed. >> reporter: all this on top of the yet-to-be resolved problems. >> to have a label put on your label, don't buy, is extremely serious anytime, but this time in particular is terrible for the brand. engineers in japan say they have been able to duplicate
a helicopter and walking tour of the widespread damage. >>> time is 4:38. more troubles for toyota. the new problem that has it pulling another vehicle out of the showroom. >>> a woman assaulted near a busy metro station. a man was able to attack her without anyone seeing. >> do you need your umbrella? we'll have your weather and traffic after this break. >>> and a good wednesday morning everybody. middle of the week is finally here. it's 4:41. i'm news 4 meteorologist chuck bell. yesterday had plenty of clouds and rain showers around. not a whole lot of rain, ended up between .1 and .25 inch. a little less out across northern virginia. temperatures this morning martinsburg in the 30s now, 36 in martinsburg, 34 hagerstown, 39 in fredricks and skies tried to clear out. as a result early this morning we have patchy dense fog to watch out for. temperatures will climb into the high 50s and low 60s with the return of sunshine by mid to late morning. jerry. >> chuck, hopefully the sunshine will wear off some of the fog. in some areas very dense. capital beltway off the wilson bridge had overnight
. >>> the latest this morning on the efforts to resume flights grounded by disruptive volcanoes. >>> plus toyota is taking action after "consumer reports" magazine advised drivers not to buy a new lexus suv. >>> and things looking up in the forecast. your weather and traffic are next. >>> good morning, time for weather and traffic on this tuesday morning, on tom kierein in storm center 4. we have temperatures around the metro area in the mid and upper 40s. but the shenandoah county getting some patchy frost possible. warren, shenandoah, page, rockingham and augusta counties, high clouds coming in from the west, ahead of the rain-maker that will be here tomorrow morning. for this morning, high clouds around, we'll have sunshine, low 60s by noon. and upper 60s during the afternoon hours. and cloudy tonight, down to near 50 by dawn tomorrow when we'll likely have light rain moving in from the west. occasional light rain tomorrow, highs low 60s. thursday, some sunshine back into the upper 60s. and upper 60s on friday and partly cloudy. a look at the weekend in ten minutes coming up at 4:51. >>> now
troubles for toyota. why the automaker issued yet another recall. i'm a fashion stylist. my secret? t.j.maxx. they buy directly from designers and you see the savings! i dress fashionistas. but i'm a maxxinista. t.j.maxx. >>> a popular principal with a promising future murdered in his own home. police are looking for a killer and wondering if this was a random crime. good morning, everyone. i am aaron gilchrist. >> we have a look at the day's forecast. justin drabick is standing in for chuck bell in storm center 4. justin, did you know it was somebody's birthday today? >> i thought i heard that. happy birthday, aaron. they had the birthday music playing for him, too. i don't have a singing voice, definitely not, especially this early in the morning. still quiet, but dealing with a south and east as we look at the doppler radar. you can see confined across the lower maryland eastern shore and into the northern neck of virginia. late rain showers. given another hour or two they will move off to the east. we will see nice improvement off in the entire viewing area. and we are currently l
mortgage giant now the focus of a criminal investigation. >>> plus, deadline day for toyota. will the company pay up on that record government fine? >>> toss out the calendar. it doesn't feel like an april morning out there a check of weather and traffic next. >>> weather and traffic on the 1s. it's 4:41. chilly 47 degrees in washington. and it's in the mid 40s in prince george's county. arlington, fairfax, montgomery county now in the low 40s. quite a chilly start this morning. we have it down into the 30s in prince william, culpeper. this zone here may be getting scattered frost so if do you have any tender plants, any house plants you set outside early this season, bring them in. and southern maryland now in the 40s as well as northern neck and eastern shore. now over the last 12 hours we've got high pressure over us with clear sky and we'll have lot of sunshine today. afternoon highs should climb into the mid 60s and overnight tonight another clear night. mid 40s tomorrow morning and by tomorrow afternoon into the mid 60s again with lots of sunshine. then we'll have a so
magazine warned its readers not to buy the lexus 2010 gx 460. that's because of rollover dangers. toyota owns the lexus brand and the lexus gx 460 owners can get a loaner car while the company figures out the problem. the national highway transportation safety administration will also conduct tests on that vehicle. >>> today thousands of people are using tax day to show their frustration with the government. they are headed to washington for a series of protests and rallies. live look now at the washington monument where one of those demonstrations is scheduled to take place later this morning. news4's tracie potts reports. >> reporter: amid today's last-minimum tax rush the irs admits it's already overpaid almost 30 million in refunds over new tax credits. >> the tax man cometh. next few years, will he be coming with a vengeance. >> reporter: taxes are lower this year but experts say expect them to go up as the government trace to cover massive deficits. president president obama is trying to get wall street to do their part. >> expecting taxpayers to bail them out when things go sour i
. a new problem for toyota. >> it has do with an old e-mail. >> and the confederate controversy, why virginia governor bob mcdonald is apologizing. >>> and emergency workers run into an >>> a bb gun scare led to a scare at a prestigious school in the district and two kids are facing charges. police got a 911 call yesterday morning alerting them to someone holding a gun in a car near st. albans school. the school was locked down as the grounds were searched of the national cathedral where the school is located. >> a subsequent canvas resulted in the discovery of what was believed to be a long gun in the the back of a vehicle on the campus. >> that long gun turned out to be a bb gun. an 18-year-old student and another student were arrested. they're facing charges of illegal possession and illegal transportation of a bb gun. >>> d.c. fire and ems were so overloaded with calls this week that one shooting victim never got an ambulance. he had to ride to the hospital on a fire truck. so what happened and how are emergency crewing going to make sure this don't happen again? news 4's jackie
is xpektsed on monday. >>> toyota has resumed sales of its lexus us suvs just one week after a recall. about 10,000 suvs were recalled because of possible rollover dangers. toyota says dealerships have the equipment to repair the stability control system. the announcement came after "consumer reports" issued a rare don't buy rating over concerns the vehicle could roll over in tight turns. >>> great medical news this morning for men. what if we told you thaw there was a drug you could take that would stop the spread of prostate cancer? the fda just approved such a drug called provenge designed to help the body's immune system. researchers are thrilled with the results. men who took it in trials had mild side effects and lived four months longer than those who didn't receive the treatment. >> it's exciting because this vaccine or immunotherapy works in a totally different way and complements the existing therapies that we have. >> the drug is not cheap. it will cost more than $90,000 a patient for three doseses. that's because the drug is custom-made for each patient. >>> after a really rough
traffic controllers were negligent. >>> in morning we have another car recall. involves 50,000 toyota see could i ya. it could prevent the suv from accelerating as quickly as the driver might expect. toyota will upgrade the software to fix the problem. no accidents or injuries are connected with this issue. >>> tiger woods tees off in the quail hollow championship in north carolina. it's the second tournament since the sex scandal and first time he'll play outside of the sheltered confines of the masters. still, he says he's happy to be playing golf again. >> when i had a lot of struggles internally for a while now, and that's one of the reasons why it wasn't that much fun. the game is now where it used to be. that's where it should be. it should be fun. >> tiger tees off at 7:40 this morning. he's committed to playing in the u.s. open in june. >>> 4:51. time for traffic and weather on the ones. >> what kind of day will we have? >> the thermometer will get whiplash. we'll hit the 70s this afternoon. a dramatic warm-up by mid to late morning. there's a live view from the city camera and th
say he might be driving a blue 1991 toyota van or a red 2001 ford f-350 pickup with a cover over the cab. he is facing several charges, including abduction and violation of a protective order. >>> racy pictures and videos of several bethesda teenagers have made their way from cell phone to cell phone by their own classmates. police investigating a sexting scandal at pyle middle and whitman high schools. in some cases, the photos were sold to students. we're joined with more details now. >> apparently the students posed willingly for the photos and were taken outside of the school. administrators have contacted the parents of the girls in those photographs as well as those who sold or purchased them. now, this discovery was made last week when a student brought an ipod touch to class with the explicit pictures. school officials notified police, then told parents in a letter the pictures were sold during the day. the school day at pyle middle school. in one case, a student collected money from classmates to let them see the photos. they don't believe school computers were used in a
month, a jump in sales was fueled by huge incentives from toyota in an effort to overcome gas pedal problems. that spurred a price war with gm. ford also saw big business you want it credits its demand for fusion and taurus cars. one analysts say it's a sign that the struggling industry is finally on the road to recovery. >> what we're seeing right now, i believe, is we're seeing a turn in the auto industry that is sustainable. >> not all american automakers fared so well. sales of chrysler vehicles fell 11% in march. >>> this weekend you can pick up apple's latest creation, ipad. how well will it go over with consumers? >> reporter: apple ceo steve jobs gave the world a look at the ipad in january. saturday the world gets its hands on it. smaller than a laptop but bigger than a smart fond it packages familiar functions that has options for wireless and wi-fi. >> people who already have a smartphone and/or a notebook computer decide i need this too. >> reporter: adding to the appeal is the launch of electronic books through the popular itunes service. that makes the ipad a direct co
for the next two years and home prices will remain flat for the next two years. >> more trouble for toyota. another fine from the federal government. courtney regan joins us now live with more on this story. >> yes toyota may be facing additional fines on top of that $16.4 million imposed by the government last week for taking too long for notifying regulators. the ntsb may seek more penalties because toyota said the pedals had two separate defects. it's costing more to fill up your car. regular unleaded up four cents to national average of $2.85. analysts say retailers are passing on more of the costs of higher price oil to consumers. a school in michigan is putting its money where its mouth is. lansing community college is so convinced that there are jobs that it's offering a money back guarantee. if you show good faith effort and still can't find a full time job within a year of graduating you will get a refund. >> lansing admissions will go up? >> you would think so. >> courtney regan, thank you. >>> 6:51 right now. storm center 4 is where we fine chuck bell with the sort of forecast w
and killed three people. his case is among a number gaining new attention because of toyota's safety problems. >>> 5:37 is your time. 51 degrees. the criticism is now erupting. >> who's questioning the decision to ground flights because of the volcano in iceland. >>> a high-powered politician could be called to testify in the ethics investigation into eric massa. >>> a check of weather and traffic coming up next. >>> wow, take a live look at this. this is 540, 51 degrees, this is virginia. you can barely see what's out there. it's a lovely picture indeed. there goes a car. i think it will be tough for cars to get around this morning because of the visibility, it's so low. >> at first i thought that was the monster from "lost." could have been. >>> let's go to tom kierein. >> visibility in rural areas are down to near zero but closer to washington, visibility has improved. reagan national a mile and a quarter. andrews air force base visibility is at 4 miles. shenandoah valley chilly and near 40. from the blueridge to the bay, we're in the low 50s. now 52 in washington. highs after sunshine bre
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